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Zoning Ordinance Procedures Manual
This guide outlines the procedures and processes for public hearings, rezonings, planned developments (PD), site plan review, special land use, variances, and information on outside agencies.

Site Plan Development Process Flow Chart
This flow chart is an overview of the site plan development process.

Site Plan Review Fee Schedule


Pre-Application Meeting

All full site plan review projects require a pre-application meeting. Sketch or administrative site plan review projects may require a pre-application meeting. Please submit completed pre-application applications to the Township and the Planning and Development Coordinator will schedule a meeting. Meetings are on Thursday mornings with time slots at 9am or 10am. Notes from agencies after this meeting will be summarized and given to applicant within seven (7) days of the meeting. If required, you will need to schedule a separate pre-application meeting with the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission.

Pre-application Meeting Application



Rezoning a property requires Planning Commission recommendation and two (2) readings by the Township Board of Trustees.

Rezoning Application


Full, Sketch, or Administrative Preliminary Site Plan Review

Full Preliminary Site Plan Review

Sketch Preliminary Site Plan Review

Administrative Preliminary Site Plan Review

Administrative Site Plan Review Checklist

After taking into account comments from the pre-application meeting, please review the preliminary site plan review requirements and submit the necessary forms and plans. Plan review takes up to fourteen (14) days. If plans are recommended for approval from all agencies, please proceed to the next step. If plans are not recommended for approval, please review comments in agency letters and address them in the next submission. Please submit plans to applicable outside agencies for review (Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission (WCWRC), Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA)). If the proposed use(s) for a project include a special land use/use subject to special conditions, please include a Special Land Use/Use Subject to Special Conditions Application.

Site Plan Review Application

Woodlands Protection Use Application OR No Tree Affidavit

Traffic Impact Study Application

Special Land Use/Use Subject to Special Conditions Application (if applicable)


Detailed Engineering

Prior to plan submission, please review the Engineering Standards & Design Specifications. Please submit plans to applicable outside agencies for review (Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission, Washtenaw County Road Commission, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority).

Detailed Engineering Review Application

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit Application


Building Permit

Building permits are submitted after final site plan approval. At the applicant’s own risk, building permits may be submitted sooner. Approved building permits will not be issued until after the pre-construction meeting.


Project Completion

Final inspections, record drawings, easements, grading certificate, and maintenance and guarantee surety are required for project completion. Final acceptance will not be made until all improvements shown on the approved final site plans are completed. In addition, all other requirements as outlined in the pre-construction requirements letter or, if applicable, a development agreement must be completed. For residential developments, final acceptance of the water supply system and wastewater system improvements will not take place until at least 90% of the residences are built and occupied.


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